This fall I have been watching a tree. Our neighborhood has such a beautiful variety of colors in November- I especially LOVE the red leaves. We watch the trees go from green to a bright red and from the time Scott was little we’ve called them “FIRE trees” like this one on the corner near… Continue Reading

It was supposed to just be a Cake blog…..

It’s been almost 8 years since a whirlwind hit our family. I wont call it a tornado, because this particular wind wasn’t destructive, it just lifted us up off the road we thought we thought we were taking. 8 years is a long time. Scott was only 7 years old eight years ago- for some… Continue Reading

Uncle Scott’s Hot Cocoa Mix


We named our first born son after this guy! And he makes a great Hot Chocolate Mix. Every winter when we visit they have huge containers of it and we just LOVE it. It can be tailored to taste by using different flavors of instant creamer- I love adding peppermint but to please the crowd… Continue Reading



I just had a crazy week of cake making which means I am sick of TV. When the kids are gone I watch/listen to shows while I work- DVR, Netflix, right now I am catching up on Downton Abby on Amazon Prime, (yes my brain IS part mush.) So today I just wanted to listen… Continue Reading

Thanks Jack


Jack thanks for being my perfect middle boy- the one who is like glue between the bigs and the littles. Thanks for going backpacking with the bigs….. …and still liking to play Ninja Turtles with the littles (even if you dont like me taking your picture doing it.) Thanks for being the fun kid you… Continue Reading

Candied Cranberries


I made these to top my cranberry orange cupcakes, but I couldn’t stop eating them! And I didn’t even feel bad because cranberries are good for me ;). My kitchen smelled so good while I made these too. 2 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup water 1 cup orange juice 1 tsp vanilla zest from an… Continue Reading

My best motivation.

Back Camera

(Written September 20th) I’ve been noticing I need to do a better job of seeing the good things in my life rather than focus on the not so good things- not the real struggles -I am talking about silly things, material things. Our house is slowly falling apart, our yard resembles the desert (just blame… Continue Reading

Royal Icing


The royal icing was easy. I love the way this icing whips up and is so smooth to work with. I have tried recipes with meringue powder before but they have a strange after taste. This is a recipe I got off a royal icing tutorial on Craftsy. 4 oz eggs whites (about 3 large… Continue Reading



A few months ago Ty had a g-tube infection and had to have his blood drawn (the picture above.) I had to go get my blood drawn for insurance a couple weeks ago and he was with me. He keep telling my nurse “This is not about me, its about my Mom” over and over… Continue Reading

Pomegranate Salsa


This was so good! My friend Genni hosted Bunko at her house and had a whole counter full of delicious food- pulled pork, beans, rice, tortillas and a bowl of this…..heaven! I thought about it for 3 days after and had to make it. I am not ashamed to say that over the next day… Continue Reading